A Million Little Things has one big milestone to celebrate: ABC has renewed the drama series for Season 2, TVLine has learned.
New network chief Karey Burke tells TVLine that just a Season 1 was set in motion by the many questions spurred by a character’s suicide, Season 2 will similarly open with a mystery. “There will [be a new mystery], but I can’t tell you [what it is],” she said.
ABC also handed renewals to The Good Doctor (Season 3) and Shark Tank (Season 11) on Tuesday.
A Million Little Things had been averaging 3.4 million total viewers and a 0.7 demo rating through its first 10 episodes, which aired Wednesdays at 10/9c. But after being moved to Thursdays, where it leads out of Grey’s Anatomy (aka ABC’s No. 1 drama), it rose to season highs and has averaged 5.3 mil and a 1.1. Those Thursday numbers make it ABC’s No. 3 drama, behind The Good Doctor.
In Live+7 DVR playback, the DJ Nash-helmed Things enjoys the largest gains of any ABC series, jumping 95 percent in audience and 138 percent in the demo.
In addition to A Million Little Things‘ regular ensemble — which includes James Roday, David Giuntoli, Grace Park, Romany Malco, Ron Livingston, Allison Miller, Christina Moses and Stephanie Szostak — Chandler Riggs (The Walking Dead) and Drea de Matteo (The Sopranos) are set to guest-star in upcoming episodes.
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